Posted at 10:39 am by Lee Lessack
Amanda McBroom is the singer-songwriter known throughout the world for “The Rose,” a worldwide hit recorded by Bette Midler for the film of the same name. Amanda has been called “an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match.”
It was Amanda’s own performances of “The Rose” on the Golden Globes (the song won Best Original Song-Motion Picture), the Grammys and The Tonight Show that launched her own international concert career. Amanda’s songs have been recorded by LeAnn Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Betty Buckley, Harry Belafonte, and Baby Dinosaurs in The Land Before Time animated film series. Longtime fans still revere Amanda’s many guest starring roles on television in everything from Star Trek: The Next Generation to her most recent appearance at the Kennedy Center in the NBC special, From The Heart.
The recently released CD, Voices, guided by acclaimed Nashville producer, Fred Mollin (Lyle Lovett, Alison Krause, Jimmy Webb, Vince Gill), is her first re-cutting of “The Rose” since 1980, and features country legend Vince Gill. The CD also includes the Tom Paxton classic, “The Last Thing on my Mind,” one of Johnny Mathis’ biggest hits, “12th of Never,” and ten new songs by Amanda McBroom and her favorite collaborators. Let your listening audience be one of the first to experience the CD, Voices, and “The Rose” with special guest Vince Gill.
Posted at 6:03 pm by Lee Lessack
The studio album of the concert featuring Lee Lessack & Johnny Rodgers where they re-create the actual set list from that iconic night in Central Park on September 19, 1981.
Posted at 10:51 am by Lee Lessack
Witty and often poignant songs delivered by a remarkable array of sophisticated cabaret vocalists, the cast album of the hit cabaret revue Hopelessly In Love features the sophisticated and touching lyrics of veteran lyricist Tom Toce.
Starring three of the brightest lights in New York cabaret circles: Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, and Jennifer Sheehan.
Special guest jazz star and Grammy¿-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit.
Posted at 12:48 pm by Lee Lessack
Known for years as a versatile and prolific Broadway and “pop” composer and also as a fine arranger/conductor for many top performers, Shelly has always been known for being able to sing extremely well. He finally listened to all his friends that told him he must do his own solo CD. Arriving late in the scene as a soloist, Shelly decided to do a very honest collection of songs that deal with maturity. Titled THINGS I’VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY, the songs are what might be “Adult Adult Contemporary”. Collaborating with some of his favorite lyricist and two guest singers, the songs celebrate wisdom and the wonders of love at any age.
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